Countywide FAFSA Completion Initiative Is Adopted Statewide In California

Courtesy of Forbes.com | Michael R. McCormick Brand Contributor In 2012, the Lumina Foundation reported that the Inland Empire in Southern California had the lowest college degree attainment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country. Unaware of this statistic, the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) had already been working to see what they could do to ensure …

Reach Higher Riverside Episode 4

College tips from educators at the American School Counselor Association Conference in Los Angeles, CA “Reach for the Stars.” Interviews with Crystal Newby (National Association for College Admission Counseling), Teryl Goeckel (Kansas School Counselor of Year) and LA Metro! Dan & Priscilla recap the summer and upcoming events. Video Produced by Dan Reyes, AVID Coordinator.

Connections Help Prevent Summer Melt

Courtesy of ACT Center for Equity in Learning | Amber O’Connor, Program Coordinator Summer melt, the phenomenon of students who have applied to and been accepted to college and don’t show up for the first day, continues for up to 44 percent of high school graduates across the nation. Community colleges see a higher rate. Summer melt primarily affects minority, …

The Power of One Small Gesture Can Dramatically Boost AP Enrollment

Courtesy of Education Week | Catherine Gewertz Schools try all kinds of strategies to get students to sign up for Advanced Placement classes, but it turns out that one of the quickest and easiest has a dramatic impact. Researchers have found that students who receive short notes encouraging them to try AP classes are 49 percentage points more likely to …

A New Push to Use Student Projects in College Admissions

Courtesy of Education Week | Catherine Gewertz A group of researchers has kicked off a new initiative to change college admissions by focusing more on students’ projects. The new initiative, called “Reimagining College Access,” is a joint project of the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel, a Washington-based consulting firm. Its aim is to help colleges use more complex gauges of …

The Power of One Small Gesture Can Dramatically Boost AP Enrollment

Courtesy of Education Week | Catherine Gewertz Schools try all kinds of strategies to get students to sign up for Advanced Placement classes, but it turns out that one of the quickest and easiest has a dramatic impact. Researchers have found that students who receive short notes encouraging them to try AP classes are 49 percentage points more likely to …